Public Lecture presented by WSU Center for Social and Environmental Justice:
Canada's Tar Sands: Destination Anywhere? - WSU 2.6.14 Lecture by professor Ian Urquhart
[ This same video is also posted in higher resolution on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/ANtE6R8enJE ]
Did you know that the Northwestâs fossil fuel exports pose emissions the equivalent of seven Keystone XLs? Or that weâre gearing up to host hundreds more oil trains on our rails ever yearâthe same kind that exploded in Quebec last summer?
The greenest region of the country stands at a crossroads. Long recognized as a leader in sustainable solutions, it faces the prospect of becoming a gateway to Asian energy markets for unprecedented quantities of fossil fuels. Not only will these further exacerbate climate change, but they pose immediate risks to our communities of oil train explosions and coal dust and tar sands pollution.
Join WSU Vancouverâs Center for Social and Environmental Justice as it hosts Ian Urquhart, associate professor of political science at the University of Alberta, Ian will discuss Canadaâs tar sands.
This lecture will take place in the Dengerink Admin. Building, Room 110, and is open to the public. The lecture is followed by a 40 minute Question and Answer session.
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave